Tonight, more than 50 scholars will transport an audience of families and friends to “Never Never Land” for sixty minutes, as they act, sing, and dance in Peter Pan — Success Academy Williamsburg’s first-ever musical performance.
The play is a culmination of many rehearsals I spent helping Captain Hook deliver his lines with pizzaz, ensuring that Tick Tock (the crocodile) had the skateboard she would use to slide across stage, and making costume and set adjustments. No two days are the same in the life of a Success Academy music teacher!
But I truly couldn’t have made this play a reality without the help of our entire SA Williamsburg community. Our parents mobilized to help scholars memorize lines, create incredible sets, and find great costumes — taking full ownership every step of the way.
Five months of rehearsals also proved that when our teachers pool their diverse talents, anything is possible: Several teachers who don’t teach theater or music volunteered to help me direct the play, and our school’s artists even chipped in — Ms. Courville, SA Williamsburg’s art teacher, recruited some her art students to help us paint sets.
In the slideshow below, you will hear from some of our actors, parents, and teachers, to learn more about what went into this amazing performance!
And of course, we hope you’ll join us for our performance of Peter Pan on Friday and Saturday at 6pm at Success Academy Williamsburg’s auditorium. You won’t want to miss it!